From: South Carolina
John I total understand and respect your thoughts here. This is exactly what i think the Mod forum is all about, come up with an idea, test it and see it works or doesn't work, does it improve the game or not. I look at this whole thing as brain storming.
Thanks for the input.
ORIGINAL: John 3rd
Michael forwarded me the discussion going on about Allied Command HQ radius changing during the war. Check out that thread. Anyone got ideas about that?
I must be honest about this; with all due respect and apologies to Daryl. This is the sort of thing that works really cool in a short-time scenario where these sorts of things can play a role. In a GC scenario, I'm not sure what purpose it serves. Just because Kimmel was in shock doesn't mean that 14th Naval District couldn't continue to play its operational role in the HIs. That, in fact, is what a staff is all about.
Ok, after Dec 7, Kimmel knew he was gonna get whacked, but he still made some good decisions in the meantime. Then Ernie Pye came in and cancelled them 'cause he saw what happened to Kimmel, and he just wasn't comfy about stiking his own winkie into the fan. A surprise/defeat/disaster and your superior getting whacked for it does not do wonders for a subordinate's sense of initiative and risk, especially if that subordinate is not particularly knowledgeable at utilizing the last remaining combat assets of PacFlt.
Butt that don't mean the staff was tweaked. Yes, the staff sings Hosannahs to the Admiral, and the staff glorifies the Admiral, but if they don't do their job in the midst of glorification, they are toast. Kimmel's and Tommy Hart's staff were pretty good. Babes people typically use the HQ evolution for small map things where a Japanese BF morphs into a command HQ for specific situations. GC stuff is a bit of a stretch for us. Hope you and Daryl understand.